Department of Environment (DoE) today (July 17, 2022) placed grave statistics before a parliamentary committee on the sorry state of Dhaleshwari River stating that the aquatic life and biodiversity of the river was destroyed due to unbridled pollution caused by the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

DoE at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest, and climate change ministry said the minimum level of oxygen of Dhaleshwari River should remain 200mg/per litre. However, the oxygen level in this river's water is two to three times less than the permissible limit.

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